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#183231 - 10/16/05 12:42 PM Wheat Allergy
Our son has just found out that he has an allergy to wheat. He/we are trying to find some beers that he is still able to drink. To date we have only found that he will be OK with busch or busch lite. Very interested in trying to find someone that can help with Belikin- Anybody know if it is brewed using wheat? He can always fall back on One Barrel that he does enjoy but would like to know about the beer prior to arriving. Thanks-Duane and Barb

#183232 - 10/16/05 01:24 PM Re: Wheat Allergy
SimonB Offline
Excerpted from an article by Dennis Wolfe:

"My tour of the plant began in the malt room where the grist of imported grain is mixed with water and fed into the mash tun. Enzymes begin to convert the starches of the grain to sugar before the mixture goes to the lauter tun, a huge filter that separates the grain from the liquid. The liquid then goes to the kettle where the hops are added and the heat kills the enzymes, stopping their reactions with the starches. The liquid is then cooled with both regular water and chilled water and goes into fermentation tanks where it is held at 50 degrees Fahrenheit for about a week. What is now "green beer" is then stored in the aging room for two to three weeks before going to a filtering room where it is filtered once again. At this stage the beer is sent to the "bright beer" tanks. It then enters the bottling process after being filtered once again and having carbonation added."

Mentions grain but not what type.

#183233 - 10/17/05 10:51 AM Re: Wheat Allergy
sandb Offline
Yeah, but is the grain they use wheat? I assume that it would be barley but with the allergy, one needs to know for sure. According to my information Belikin uses Canadian 6-row barley. Subject to confirmation, your son should be OK.
As a side note, the recent and maybe current brewmaster is from Whistler, British Columbia where in my college days and in another life, I was a ski patrol...

#183234 - 10/17/05 01:45 PM Re: Wheat Allergy
dogmatic prevaricator Offline
If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before.

#183235 - 10/17/05 03:15 PM Re: Wheat Allergy
klcman Offline
2 Breweries in Belize? Crown closed up about 10 years ago or so. Did another open?
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